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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
for vice president of the united states last year, she is running for president next time. let me ask you, fred, if you had to choose between sheer confidence and ability to be the next president, mitt romney, or sarah palin? who is more competent to be the next president, the next republican nominee for president? >> oh, come on, you know i'm not going to answer. i think we've got four or five -- four or five -- >> you said she is not even running. but fred, i caught you. i caught you. he said she is not even running. you -- i caught you right there. your hesitancy. you said she is not a candidate. >> you said who is more qualified. who is more qualified. >> what you've got to understand, it's better to lose with goldwater than to win with rockefeller. when the pendulum comes your way, you want the people you believe in who are going to do the things you went into politics to get done to be there, not just to be in power and say we've got an honor by our name in the white house. >> here is a question for you, fred, and you have been in the campaigns and know more about politics t
NBC
Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
who died here were then eulogized by the president of the united states. >> their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. their life's work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: president obama told a story about each of the fallen. >> specialist jason hunt -- >> reporter: many from small towns across the country, and he addressed the particular shock by the way they all died. >> they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> reporter: when the speeches were done, it was time for another tradition, reverberating across the parade ground. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: and then the families stepped forward to pay their respects, sons and daughters, husbands and wives and parents, facing the enormity of their loss. and a theme repeated over and over today is that most who died were members of this nation's all-volunteer army, an idea l
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Nov 14, 2009 6:30pm EST
days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are ireasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of the process. they tend not to be folks who i think are directly involved in what's happening in afghanistan. those who are recognize the gravity of the situation and recognize the importance of us getting
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Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
. >> he was proud to represent his family, the state of utah and the united states of america. >> reporter: local residents showed support outside ft. hood, doctors said many soldiers wounded in the shootings thursday have gone home and almost all are out of intensive care now. but some will face life-long challenges. >> there's a possibility that some of these patients will be physically impaired for the rest of their life and there's no doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the crime seen say they have no reason to believe the alleged gunman, army major nidal malik hasan had any accomplices. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. a in the actual shootings. >> reporter: investigators say they have no evidence that friendly fire from soldiers or police hit any of the victims. hasan is being treated away from ft. hood. >> the suspect major hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. we understand he remains in icu as no longer on a ventilator. >> report
NBC
Nov 29, 2009 10:00am EST
insurgency. the united states walked away from the tight of the taliban in the next country or in afghanistan it could create a vacuum and create a big problem. the president knows it. the president has to say that to the country so people get it. chris: andrea, he said before, rather george w. before, president for eight years, said if we don't fight them there 'll fight them here but now we have the nuclear thing on top of al qaeda. >> it's the domino theory. it's an argument the president has been making and he has to make it an issue of national security for the united states. he has to explain what's at stake and it can't be nation building in afghanistan. no one thinks that's possible. he has to say this is critical for saving us from terrorism at home. chris: the problem is we've had eight years of a republican president saying that very argument, fight them there or fight them here, has that gotten too old and are the american people ready to push him back on that? >> you'll hear him sort of lowering the stakes, saying it's not about saving afghanistan and it's not about p
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Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
national dialogue and the united states will support the next afghan president. >>> meanwhile, the united nations is suspending long-term development projects in pakistan because of an increasingly deadly insurgency there. a focus on emergency and h humanitarian relief. i follows a string of attacks honoring workers and civilians on both sides of the frontier. >>> at least 20 people were killed in an explosion just outside the pakistani capital. they are among the estimated 250 people killed in recent days in what militants call retribution for a government offensive. >>> also today, north korea offered strong signs that it is ready to return to international talks concerning its nuclear program. still, the regime links suggestions with demands to the united states. pyongyang wants direct meetings with washington first before returning to the larger so-called six-party talks. if the u.s. refuses, north korea said it will, quote, go our own way. an apparent threat to enlarge its nuclear arsenal. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> an honest
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
, developed by some of the highly regarded independence institutions in the united states, are meeting with strong resistance. >> i want to know as soon as possible if they have a cancer. if i'm only going to get a mammogram every two years and i have missed something for two years, the impact on that patient is immeasurable. >> reporter: the researchers stress that finding tumors early does not always translate into saving lives and this vast body of evidence speaks for itself. >> women need to understand that there is a small, additional benefit from sg screen , additional starting screenin 40 to 49, comparestarting later.there also are a smulating harms. big problem is that bees of 40 and 49 could h brean screle. thalse positives, which s, higher patients. one of the mos disagree with guiden cancch still recommendthe routine annual >> the reason recommendati know tha what wher new recommendatio as successful as reporter: but the scien behind today'mendations say thi about acc butn into handeed it.cynyderman, nbc w york. ed here eles by one ofr clinical profess at ucla med fo
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 3:00am EST
! >> that i will support and defend the constitution and laws of the united states government. >> "hispanics today" was the only media camera crew on the set of "ugly betty" for the making of the groundbreaking tv episode in which the character, ignacio suarez, becomes a legalized u.s. citizen. >> it is a scene that we have been building to for over a season now, and it allows us to do something that is politically timely, that's emotional. >> some people have called me the poster child of the illegal immigrant. i mean, i certainly don't want to be that. but in some ways, i don't mind being that. >> tony plata knows exactly what ignacio suarez needs to think and feel, because in real life, tony's family fled cuba for america when he was a boy. >> i feel very close to ignacio suarez in that we both share this immigrant experience. it was very easy to connect with the emotions that go through u, having gone through it myself. a very powerful moment for me. >> so his character on tv becoming a legalized u.s. citizen was one of those truth is stranger than fiction moments with ton
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Nov 27, 2009 11:00pm EST
. >> hundreds of people die every year as they try to pass from meco to the united states. >> it's cold out there tonight. >> it almost feels like december. it almost is december. >> we're not ready to feel it. it was an interesting day to watch the sky. a little bit of small hail frr the showerers on to the northwest. more than rain drops. a couple clouds. those were all snow flakes. the high temperature, noontime made it up to 50 degrees. now, we are up to 41 degrees. this novr is almost four wgs warmer than last month? art temperatures or high temperatures, here we are 50. 50s, 60s, 70s. 72, a record high temperature. in the middle part of the country, no sign of real cold stuff coming our way. 30s in the bismarck as we head toward december. there, you can see the overall pattern with ripples moving along. we'll continue to see them, as we get into the week, more rains coming our way. for the big travel day, wisconsin, minnesota, rainshowers in the southwest. up and down the east coast, no matter where you're going and drying. travel conditions will be great. no problems, no storms and d
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Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
abdullah to stay engaged in the national diogue, and she said the united states will support the next afghan president. richard engel, nbc news, kabul. >>> the white house has been waiting a resolution to the afghan election before deciding a new military strategy. let's bring in nbc's mike mckhaira at the white house tonight. will we hear a decision from the president very soon? >> reporter: the president was told and apprised of the situation in afghanistan today enoute to new jersey where he made a campaign swing. he talked to his national security adviser, general jim jones. the first thing you have to know about reaction a lot feel it could have been worst. dr. abdullah did not call for any boycott of the election or protests. in their public statements secretary of state clinton praised abdullah saying that he ran a dignified and constructive campaign. david axelrod said dr dr. abdullah's withdrawal statement was moderate. what we know about the process for a new strategy in afghanistan, the president met on friday with the joint chiefs of staff. it was the seventh meeting on th
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
, underfunded by at least $3 billion a year. >> the human space flight program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control. flu deaths in children in this country surged last week to 35. that's just in the space of seven days. it's the highest number since the cdc started keeping track. the h1n1 swine flu now reported widespre
NBC
Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
season when the president of the united states shows up to watch the game. when the president is there in support of the other team's coach, you've got to think it's kind of okay, right? well, the young george washington colonials got you to a blazing start until last night. the older brother of michelle obama. carl hobbs has the yonals at 4-0. more pressures on the president and first family are watching there. g.w. loses the ball. dwayne smith gets a handle on it. gives it to herman with the jam to finally get the colonials on the board. be unstoppable to the hoop and the foul. three of his game-high 18 points right there made the score 48-37. and now g.w. drops 4 and 1. getting a handshake from the president after the game, priceless. let's go to verizon center. georgetown hosting lafayette. hungry for their fourth straight win. georgetown in transition. chris wright gets the rebound. nice passing to monroe. dishes to clark, who puts it up and in for two of his career-high 19 points. then late first half, we've got jason clark at the top of the key. clark finds a wide open mon
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Nov 24, 2009 5:00am EST
united states as a result of the rdware, the plastic hardware either breaking or being installed improperly. the drop side drops down and it is possible that a child can become trapped between the drop side and the mattress, and can sufficient case and that has, unfortunately, happened in a number of incidents here. this is a major call. there are many who are questioning the drop side model entirely. and whether or not that is safe. we'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, meagan. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. this morning, we're hearing the president will announce his new strategy within days. president barack obama met with top advisers yesterday in a final major constitution before the announcement. military officials expect the new strategy to include up to 35,000 u.s. forces. the announcement will likely happen when congress returns after thanksgiving next week. >>> a water main break has some drivers in for a messy commute this morning in arlington. a pipe burst near the north glebe road intersection, flooding t
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
layers of security to be in the same room as the president of the united states. tuesday's night's state dinner. the obamas' big coming-out party as first hosts. it is also heart-to-get invitations. there were dozens of bold-faced names. then two who were just plain bold -- >> mr. and mrs. is lay. >> reporter: a virginia couple somehow imagined to get into the state dinner even on the official guest list, their names were no where are to be found. >> good evening. >> reporter: they snapped photos of white house chief of staff rahm e ma'am to haven't joe biden twice. the pictures were then posted on makayla's facebook page which the caption "i was honored to to be invited to attend the state dinner." they were invited by bravo tv, which is considering casting them for the washington installment of its "real housewives theory." bravo said they were invited and producers had no reason to believe otherwise. >> they said the reason they were not on the list it it was a last-minute thing. they never acknowledged they were never invited. >> reporter: the secret service said did not acknow
NBC
Nov 11, 2009 5:00am EST
disqualify him from serve in the united states military. >> the military said it had no idea hasan was in contact with any muslim extremists. >>> veterans around the country are being honored. a wreath laying ceremony will be held later at the world war ii memorial, open to the public beginning at 8:00 this morning. >>> the vietnam veteran's memorial will be holding a service. president obama will commemorate the day at the tomb of the unknowns. >>> a teen tanning band will take effect in howard county. there was a hearing at the board of health yesterday to discuss the issue before the board unanimously approved it. it bans anyone under 18 from using the indoor tanning devices. the international agency on cancer recently classified tanning beds as cancer causing agents. >>> time is 5:06. 53 degrees. you can get a vaccine, but your pet cannot. >>> this morning a warning from vets, you be loved pet could come down with the swine flu. how to make sure that doesn't happen. >>> a day care worker who did something you probably won't believe. how police say she kept children under control. >
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
in terms of increasing sales back in the united states. >> reporter: in beijing today mr. obama met with chinese president hu jintao tensions are high over economic ispooupts u.s. is a huge market for chinas cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus issue. combatting climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea atop his agenda there. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> the priz will be in china all day tomoow and then on wednesday he goes to south korea. >>> general motors made a big announcement today. that the money going to gm is about to go back. repaying the $6.7 billion in government loans next month. first, there will be a $1.2 billion payment. and gm says it could pay off the full amount by 2011. that's four years ahead of schedule. jay gray has our report. >> reporter: the economic engine is apparently running again for the u.s. auto industry. >> we actually generated cash in this period. >> reporter: cutting jobs and closing dealerships, me efficient general motors generated $3.3 billion i
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Nov 30, 2009 3:00am EST
political refugee with my single mother and grandmother. when i came here to the united states, i didn't have any money at all. we didn't have any money, and i didn't know any word of english. we have definitely a positive, positive community who is willing to work, who is willing to succeed, to keep on going, to move on. and i'm the example of that community. i reflect that community who come here to struggle and work hard for a dream. >> in the spirit of the proverbial "actions speak louder than words," many hispanic grass roots organizations and corporations are doing their part. they are empowering students and developing real solutions and opportunities that span the education-to-career track. >> if that applies to you, if you agree with that quality... >> since its founding in 1993, the hispanic college fund, backed by community stakeholders and major corporations, has supported the education of more than 4,000 financially disadvantaged hispanic youth and awarded over $9 million in grants and scholarships. >> we want to be able to reward and award scholarships to our latino
NBC
Nov 2, 2009 11:00pm EST
younger still need a second dose. 30 million h1n1 vaccine doses have been allocated to the united states. another 10 million are on the way this week. demand is still high. hundreds of people lined up for vaccination clinic at the mall in manassas today. >>> still ahead on news 4 -- a ground beef recall after two deaths. >> incredible story of a baby in the need of a heart transplant and success of a new kind of surgery at johns hopkins. >>> researchers say certain diets could make you more susceptible to depression. >>> and coming up later -- bruce springsteen showing washington who's boss. >> it's a cool night and we have no problems tomorrow for voting. in any area of the country for that matter. >>> coming up in sports -- redskins return to the practice field in preparation for the falcons. speaking of the falcons, they are in action tonight. and how long will ail etch ovechkin b >>> there was a marriage proposal during the second day of hearings on the district's same-sex marriageproposal. a man named adrian got down on one knee and proposed to his boyfriend. they compared it
NBC
Nov 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
the season when the president of the united states shows up to watch the game. when the president is there in support of the other team's coach you have to be okay with it. the colonials got off to a good start until tonight. craig robinson, the older brother of michelle obama. you see where i'm going. karl hobbs has the colonials at 4-0. more preure as the president and first family a watching the game. george washington loses the ball in the paint. dwayne smith gets a handle on it. there you go with the jam to finally get the colonials on the board. beavers lead 34-24. seth tarver, to the hoop and the foul. three of his game high 18 points. that made the score 48-37. george washington drops to 4-1 on the season with a 64-57 loss. however, they do get to shake hands with the president. >>> to verizon center, hoyas hungry for their fourth-straight win. georgetown in transition. krit wright sends it to craig monroe. to jason clark. up and in for two of his career high 19. later in the first half, jason clark top of the key. baseline, throws it down. the hoyas cruise 97-64, they get th
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Nov 21, 2009 5:30am EST
that the united states call for a complete moratorium on catching all atlantic blue fin tuna. >> reporter: but consumers can help. to save the blue fin tuna, environmental groups are campaigning to get consumers to stop ordering toro when eating sushi. protesters in london locked the doors of nobu sushi restaurant there to get their point across. here in washington, spices on connecticut avenue said it stopped serving blue fin tuna. don't stop with the blue fin. there are other fish on the sushi menu that a struggling to keep up with our appetite. to help you make better choices, the monday ray bay aquarium has a sustainable sushi guide. you can download it to your pda. it tells what you to avoid and gives you tasty alternatives. shah tacky restaurant in san francisco hands out the guide with its menus. it also came up with creative alternatives to the more overfished species. >> it's tough. it took us a little while to play around with the fish. >> reporter: the chef ended up using an the earntive to the fresh water eel. you know in the modern times we have so many choices.
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
united states to germany last may despite claims that he's term ne -- terminally ill. today's proceedings began with demjanjuk demjanjuk's. >>> there's been yet another pirate attack off of the coast of somalia. well off the coast. a tanker carrying crude oil from saudi arabia to the u.s. was hijacked yesterday. about 800 miles off of the coast of somalia. a piracy expert says the pirates are going bolder. somali pirates are holding about a dozen ships hostage with more than 200 crew members. it is not clear how much oil was aboard that tanker that was seized yesterday. experts say though the value would be in the millions of dollars. >>> today stocks recovered from fears about dubai's financial debt crisis. last week dubai said it would delay repayment of $60 billion in loans causing markets to plunge world wide. but today the emerittus said it will restructure one-third of its debt. the dow gained 35 points p the nasdaq was up by six and the s&p was up four points today. >>> the obama administration is cracking down on mortgage companies. they say are not doing enough to help at-risk bo
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Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
and then some. the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited party guests who turned out to be reality tv stars. washington is indignant. the secret service embarrassed. it's still not clear how they waltzed to the white house dinner. they managed to kozy up to vice president biden and a list of other party goers. they were being taped for an upcoming season of the real housewives. they are ready to tell their side of the story monday. on her facebook page, she says she was honored to be invite d. their lawyer insists they were cleared by the white house. the secret service claims their names re not on the guest list. they should have been prohibited from entering. >> this time, it was a nice looking blond. next time, it could be a terrorist. >> these people could have had anthrax, they could have taken a knife off the table and stabbed the president. >> reporter: the secret service questioned them. they could be facing criminal chges. a steep price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. they were said to be a one-time member of the washington redskins cheer leader
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00am EST
doesn't provide anything of strategic value to the united states. central government there i not -- having a central government in afghanistan is not going to feed al qaeda or stabilize pakistan which should be our two goals. >> you spent a lot of time in afghanistan on the ground. your resignation sent shock waves right up to the white house. you resigned in a very public manner. your letter read by readers of the "washington post." why did you choose to go about ithis way and not to continue to work within the administration to affect change? >> i hit a point in my conscience where i felt it was senseless what was happening. our troops were fighting against people who were fighting us because we're occupying them. and like i said earlier, what we're doing there doesn't obtain any strategic values or goals for the united states. >> you jump right in on me because i'm paraphrasing and don't want to put words in your mouth, but suffice it to say that you think the u.s. is still fighting in afghanistan and looking at the situation there through the lens of 9/11. and you say the peo
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
the united states, resistant to the antiviral drugs. what the cdc is saying, a couple of clusters of, we're watching it, but in no way are we suddenly watching this crazy mutated virus that's sweeping the world. just two pockets we're keeping our eyes on. >> distribution not up to what the cdc would hope, but 54 million doses shipped as of this week. numbers aren't that great yet. >> no, it's been a pokey, slow process for getting this vaccine out. nowhere near the numbers we want. nonetheless, about 10 million new viral -- or vaccine doses available every week. what you really have to do is just keep on the phone lines, go to google, go to the flu.gov and see where there is vaccine near you. here's what people have to remember though. still get your h1n1 when you can, when it comes near you, and then get ready, because the seasonal flu hasn't hit yet. that's going to be later this fall. >> don't forget to get that shot. >> that is available everywhere. >> right now this vaccine is still being directed at those most vulnerable. high-risk. someone like me cannot get it yet. >> no. peo
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Nov 9, 2009 11:00pm EST
approaches the united states but it's still battering parts of the gulf coast with heavy rains. this is video from the southwest coast of alabama tonight. bob ryan is here with more on ida's track and her impact. sfwhob. >> doreen, it will be a major rain producer. that's the impact. the winds have now decreased. you can see on the regional radar, and i will zoom into that, it is pretty much assure heading into mobile bay, mobile, alabama, but on the east side still very heavy rain. look at pensacola, seven inches of rain today and after a very, very wet season, all wait from georgia on into louisiana, the threat from ida not so much the win winds. the tides will be well above average but flooding rains over the next couple of days. tell you more about any impact here. back to you. >> thanks, bob. >>> coming up and to the -- president obama is moving closer to a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. >>> mayor fenty responds to video that shows him using police escorts to bike on prohibited streets. >>> employees at the zoo tell news 4 why a scene like this likely will play out aga
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Nov 18, 2009 11:00am EST
that would scrage oplem using the way. fst l of th united states is at hland meadows emtary school making ph for healterif stil called healthier schools gram ram. mrs. obama is viting t cateria andardenhis rning. >> gssso.ave a gden ther 11:11 ur time now. pirates attack a u.s. ship for the sond t in seven months. ming up, who stopped the fm g ship. >>> and t thele will connect to the space station in the next half hour. "aantis" is getting closer to e itional space station. the slelock in about half an hour from w. it will del000 pouf anda can g a look at sndhidakeure everythis iac atirginians are onboard the ntis. >>> a group of somates ied totake ship. european union navalces say ards onboard reld the attackit gun firend a high erab onboard t ship today. >>> in virginia beach the c to free a massive bart ran round durghe nor'eter we lt ek. the barge gut ston sand r and they are trying to get it back to sea. officials sare iy the risk to the environment. >>> presidentbama isn s korea ght rning after spendghree s the president spe the last day of that visitith the predentsi of chi
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Nov 22, 2009 10:30am EST
united states. i'd like to see an infrastructure bank developed with some of the remaining t.a.r.p. money that could lend to communities to move those plans forward quicker. transportation has a billion -- it has 40,000 jobs for a billion dollars spent. so it's a good investment of funds right now. we have to be concerned with jobs. i mean, i cannot tell you what it's like when college graduates come and say, look, i've sent out 40 resumes. i've been turned down 40 times. i've got a degree. i'm a 4.0 student. what do i do? let alone the person that has worked in a machine shop who is laid off. it is a real problem in our country. i think for many of us, we've got to look out there and look for american products candidly and buy american products. i think we have to understand that other countries obviously want to import into our country -- export into our country, but i think we have to begin to sort of star our own products and say, mr. and mrs. amera, by some. >> back to secretary geithner, do you think he should keep his job? >> i think what senator brady did in challenging him
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00pm EST
opportunity to turn church doctrine into the law of the united states at every level and frankly they're not above using spiritual and political blacail to do it. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., where they could approve a same-sex marriage bill next week, church leaders warn the law would force them to end d k decades of programs it runs with the city helping the needy. because the law would require groups like catholic charities to provide full employee benefits to same-sex couples, something the church refuses to do. church leaders say they are morally obligated to take strong stands on issues. >> we have a right and a duty to bring spiritual visions and values into these discussions. >> reporter: discussions over heated issues that divide a prominent congressman and his church and americans of all faiths. ron allen, nbc news, new york. >>> america has lost another recipient of the medal of honor. alejandro ruiz has died. he was 85. son of mexican immigrants, he fought in okinawa, walking through fire and grenades to take out a pill box and single-handedly killed 12 enemy soldiers. a
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
hospitalized, and about 3,900 died, including 540 children in the united states. tonight we look at this epidemic from the front lines. our report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> hi, how are you? >> good. how are you? >> good morning. >> reporter: these days -- >> so you wa to do a flu on the baby in 18? >> reporter: -- nurse patty hits the ground running for her morning shift in the emergency department of children's hospital boston. >> and fever or no fever? >> reporter: and the pace never lets up. >> what i'm going to do is put a little swab in the nostril, and then they'll let us know if the baby as flu or not flu. >> reporter: shane mcnally woke up to find his 3-month-old daughter riley ann very sick. >> i'm scared for her. i'm upset for her. i'm mad that we're aggravating her and she's crying the whole time. >> reporter: riley ann was admitted to the hospital but left feeling far better. in the past few weeks, the number of daily visits here have gone up as much as 50%. almost all of the additional cases are children with flu-like symptoms. is this flu s
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Nov 21, 2009 7:00am EST
united states senate. we haven't had major health care reform for many, many years. i think we'll have the 60 votes this evening to proceed. as has been said, this is the start of the debate, not the end of the debate. it's critically important we get the cost of health care down and provide affordable options for all americans. this is a consumer bill. it helps consumers keep their insurance and protect themselves against arbitrary practices of private insurance companies. >> senator, if you get 60 votes, is it a slam dunk for 60 votes of the passage of the actual bill? >> not at pulp there will be an amendment process, an open process. it's too early to predict what happens at the end of the day, but i am optimistic at the end of the year the united states will have health care reform. >> senator gregg, it looks like no republicans will vote for this. why not? it's just a vote right now to open debate, not a vote on health care. or do you see it as such? >> no. this is shooting with real bullets. up until now it's basically been theater and political hyperbole, but this is the r
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Nov 9, 2009 7:00am EST
on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. >> reporter: while the trillion dollar price tag was the toughest sell for democratic moderates in the house, it is the inclusion of the public option that could be the biggest sticking point in the senate. >> if the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscien conscience, i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> reporter: the senate bill is going to look dramatically different, not just on the issue of public option but on cost. it could end up being $200 billion to $300 billion less. whatever it is, the president wants a bill to sign before christmas, but i'll tell you, matt, that deadline seems more elusive every day. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> now to that tragic shooting rampage at ft. hood. investigators are now looking into weather the alleged gunman and army psychiatrist could have crossed paths with two of the the 9/11 hijackers. nbc's janet schamlian has the latest. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, g
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Nov 5, 2009 11:00am EST
chants against karzai and the united states. now on to health care reform. days before the house votes on their version of those opposing the overhaul plan are expected on capitol hill at noon. people are already gathering for the rally called a house call on the capitol and a republican congresswoman is behind the movement. representative michelle backman wants people to tell congress people to vote no on health care reform. brooke hart has more. >> reporter: they came with strollers and strong pins, moms demanding universal coverage for kids. >> without significant changes children will be worse off than better off. we say children must be better off after health reform. >> reporter: today opponents of health care reform staged their own rally. >> there are buses coming in from state after state after state. >> reporter: gop critics encouraging them to storm lawmakers' offices and demand no votes on overhaul plans. >> you have the power to defeat this government takeover of our health care system and the takeover one-sixth of our economy. >> did you have pain down your arm? >>
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Nov 13, 2009 5:00pm EST
the united states. the trial of khalid sheikh muhammad and four other september 11th suspects will be held in a federal courthouse in new york city, just blocks from ground zero. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged 9/11 conspiraciors. >> five other guantanamo detainees, including the suspect in the bombing of the "uss cole" will face charges in military court. >> david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" joins us in the studio. why this decision and what are the political ramifications? >> there is a lot of criticism from republicans and even some democrats who think this is a disruptive process to be in a civilian court. there ought to be military commissions. in many ways, i think this is a rebuttal by this administration to the previous administration. with the obama team is saying, we can't handle this in our courts. we can bring these criminals to justice in our criminal justice system, not just the military system. i think there is a political statement being made and aattempt to bring accountability to this and do
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Nov 25, 2009 3:05am EST
, 138 dates in the united states, canada and australia. we toured australia, too, and it was fun. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> another funny thing, the lady, the prosecutor that put me in jail. her named was mary beth buchanan, she just resigned, and it was on the internet i think yesterday. her only regret was that she accepted a plea from tommy chong. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, what does that mean? >> that's her only regret. >> jimmy: that's her only regret. oh, my god. >> the head of the, you know, the u.s. attorneys. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's her only regret. >> her only regret. yeah. >> jimmy: that's kind of a badge of honor. [ laughter ] >> they sentenced him to nine months because if they gave him a year, which was the sentence, he could get time off for good behavior, but nine months, you couldn't. you had to do the whole nine months. >> jimmy: oh, man. they really gave it to you. unbelievable. for all of the good comedy you gave us. >> well, it got us back together again. >> jimmy: well that worked out pretty good then. >> it gave us a reason to call our
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Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
their protests outside the united states preventative nask rockville to send a clear message on behalf of women among all risk groups and color. >> even though everyone's saying right now ignore it. it's not policy yet. but keyword is, yet. >> i would like to see this study rescinded. i would like to see people protest more and i would like to make sure that the insurance companies will still cover people for mammograms under 50. >> especially with women of minority cultures, it affects us so aggressively that you have to. you cannot negnate fact. we have to be treated differently. we have to be treated in a more aggressive manner in order for us to survive. >> reporter: tracee wilkins, nooiz 4. >> prominent health officials are also not happy with the mammogram recommendations and including the former head of the national institutes of health. dr. bernadine healy says the change would save money, not lives. >>> debate on the health care reforge the senate is expected to begin one week from. on saturday, the senate took a significant step toward reform. democrat s corralled 60 votes ju
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Nov 9, 2009 3:00am EST
she arrived in the united states. originally from argentina, roxana moved to los angeles in 1991. while working for a p.r. agency that serviced the latino market, she made a discovery. >> i was surprised that the partners and the senior people at the agency didn't even speak spanish. they haveryittl command of the spanish language, which i thought was ironic, given that we need to communicate in spanish to reach the latino market. >> her first business idea was born: to work on her own, but focusing on consumer marketing, not the traditional hispanic p.r. work. >> i consider myself a pioneer in that area and really focus on brands, fortune 500 companies and brands that really want to focus on the hispanic market, and that's pretty much what we do. we do very little community relations and social marketing, which continue to be very important areas. >> with miller brewing company as her first client, roxana began a meteoric rise in the business, marked by significant milestones. she launched rl public relations in 1996. 4 years later, she made a big leap, boosting her staff from 3
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Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
cut with a knife. secret service says the suspect lives in the united states and had come to the embassy about 11:30 in the morning to get information how he could return to togo. police say the man became agitated when speaking to employees, brandished a knife and began attacking them. other employees wrestled the man to the floor and held him until authorities arrived. the unusual incident attracted intense media interest. a man who answered the door at the togo embassy said there would be no comment to television cameras. togo's ambassador was not present during the incident. a suspect and three embassy employees were all taken to george washington hospital. there were no life-threatening injuries reported. >> tom sherwood, thanks. >>> police continue their search for a killer who gunned down a man yesterday afternoon. george rawlings was shot to death as he boarded a metro bus in the 1400 block of northeast. he just attended the fushl of a friend murdered on halloween. according to a police source, rawlings was not a witness to his friend's killing, but did feel threatened an
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Nov 17, 2009 11:00am EST
colonel in the united states army reserves. he receive add warm welcome home at his son's school in northeast washington yesterday. and the judge was deployed in april. he previeded over criminal cases. >> an opportunity to come back and talk to the kids is what a we should be doing. it's so important for us to do this, because there are so many of america's sons and daughters out there fighting the good fight. >> he gave the school a flag that flew over the war zones he was in. he is now back on the bench in superior court. >>> a cruise ship was returning from a voyage around the an arctic. most of the british citizens are on it. the ship should be able to break free and the ice and return to port. the tourists are using the unplanned stop to tour the surrounding area. >> i bet they are. 11:38 is the time. time to look at the day's weather. >>> we had a cooler morning than yesterday. it will be a cooler day ase have a east-northeasterly breeze bringing in some of the cooler air off the bay where the bay water temperatures right now are in the low 50s. in annapolis, they are at 53.
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Nov 6, 2009 5:00am EST
spring. apparently he came often, wearing his army uniform. colleagues say hasan wanted the united states to get out of iraq and afghanistan, and his aunt tells "the washington post" that her nephew actually wanted to be discharged from the army, even offered to repay his medical expenses but that heould not get out of the army. he was distressed about that and again distress bd his upcoming deployment to the middle east. he recently lived in silver spring at an apartment come mention in silver spring. coming up in the next half hour we'll talk to neighbors there, their reaction to all this. back to you in the studio. >> megan mcgrath in falls chur. . we have megan there, kimberly in in the newsroom and jay gray out in texas. >> before that at 5:11, time for traffic and weather on the 1s. tom is here with his forecast. >> good morning. starting off this friday morning with a clear sky here. it's 42 in washington, near 40 in prince george's county. we're in the mid pd upper 30s elsewhere. low 40s on the eastern shore. just a little below freezing in a few locations in the mountains. we are ab
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Nov 6, 2009 5:00pm EST
confirmed with the united states armyÑi human resources command inxd alexandr that the alleged shooter at ft. hood, texas, once attended virginia tech, end quote. hasan graduated with honors in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. >>xd in washington, officiar3$ % continue to mourn those who lost their lives in yesterday's shooting. president obama ordered flags on u.s. government buildings to be flown in half-staff. flags will continue to fly at half-staff through veterans day of next week. >>> muslim groups around the country have condemned this shooting. today several religious groups joined together to spread the message of peace. their hope is there is not a backlash of attacks on muslims. >> don't let the individual act of a single individual create fear and tear the country apart. >> we were all attacked yesterday. this was an attack on all americans. it's time for all americans to come together in unity and faith. >> several threats have been made against muslim groups. the fbi is involved. >>> witnesses say hasan shouted "allah akbar" which means god is grea
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Nov 5, 2009 5:00pm EST
in the united states. this soldier readiness facility isn't just for soldiers, but families. there might have bn a drastically mixed population in there and heavy density of people when this one initial gunman opened up. >> that's right, brian. the general indicated so far it indicates only military personnel and civilian police officers on the base were among the dead or wounded as far as he could tell at this early point. i, too, was intrigued by the fact that the gunmen apparently carried this deadly attack killing 12 people, wounding 31 more with two hand guns. those .9 millimeters only hold 15 rounds apiece. he would have had to apparently reload. it indicates he did have some high level of military expertise. we are being told that the suspect who was shot and killed by civilian or military police was an army major in his 30s. the big question, of course, is why? nobody has a motive at this point according to the general and other people we're talking to. two others in custody, possible suspects, also soldiers may be able to provide some insight into why this happened. >> jim
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Nov 17, 2009 4:30am EST
, the united states and china are now working to bolster partnership in key areas while acknowledging there are some fundamental disagreements. president obama is in beijing this morning where several hours of intense private talks with his chinese counterpart ended with bold statements on some critical issues. nbc's chuck todd is traveling with the president joining us live from the chinese capital this moning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. it was easily the president's most important and productive day of this week-long ip to asia as one commentator put it when china and america get together it'slike chi-merica. the two countries will say this, they believe they've made some significant progress on climate change issues. they've come to some agreements on -- for instance, opening a joint center of research on climate issues, researching clean coal technologies together, even an electrical car initiative. on north korea, they both seem to come out rhetorically fairly strongly against north korea and pushing to denuclearize the entire peniula. probably th
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Nov 7, 2009 6:30pm EST
represent his family, his church, and the state of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity t m
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
, very difficult because the united states is coming at it from a position of weakness, because of how much debt the chinese hold, and they are knowing that they're in that position, not really willing to cooperate on issues like iran or north korea or even climate change, and the think that they're in a much different position in the united states. so, the administration will make the argument that they're still trying to change the tone, trying to lay the foundation for some gains that they'll make down the line. it makes it more difficult, though, in terms of winning the perception battle of these trips. >> all right, david. very quickly, who have you got coming up on "meet the press" this sunday? >> well, we're going to be on the health care debate and the war and other big issues like the economy facing the administration, and we'll have a senator showdown. we've got senators feinstein, durbin, hutchison and lieberman on the future of the agenda. >> always like a showdown. thanks very much, david. >> thanks. >> it's 7:13, and now here's matt. >> meredith, thank you. >>> now to new
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
voted last week to no longer certify any of these drop-side cribs for sale in the united states. does the commission have the power to ban the sale of these cribs? and if so, would you consider doing so, considering that millions of these cribs have been recalled over the past two years? >> well, the commission will write regulations in the next few months, and we will look at this issue about drop sides, but i do not think that drop sides, if it's not going to be certified by the industry, will be a part of cribs in the future. they have been shown to not be reliable. and over time, when the parent raises the side up and down, they're becoming detached from the cribs. so, i think in the future, you will not see cribs with drop sides. >> are you saying, then, that in the future you will ban them? >> well, we're in the process of rulemaking, and we will take a hard look at this, but i think in the future, these drop sides will be banned. >> also, my understanding is that there's no requirement that cribs in general be tested before they are manufactured. should there be requirements? >
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Nov 27, 2009 5:00am EST
number of diabetes cases in the united states may nearly double in the next 25 years from 23 million to 44 million. that would nearly triple the costs associated with the disease. there is some good news, though. experts predict obesity levels in this country will plateau over the next decade and then decline slightly. still, they expect more than one in four americans will be obese. >>> who will be providing the halftime entertainment at this year's super bowl? if you really want to know, we're going to tell you now. >>> plus, some think it may be a political statement. others say it's just a prank. what a governor says about being targeted with toilet paper. >>> also, opulence and excess comes at a price. dubai in deep. what it means for the world. >>> the rush is on for a big deal. a big crowd outside anne arundel mills mall. >>> welcome back. 5:15. today is black friday. looking at arundel mills mall, the best buy and target. you see lines waiting all night long are streaming into the stores looking for good deals on this, the official start of the holiday shopping season. shoppers
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Nov 10, 2009 5:00am EST
workers in the united states have no paid sick leave. one house democrat proposes forcing employers to cover workers' pay up to five days if they're out with something contagious like the swine flu. >> the employer directs you to go home, then provide you a paid sick leave for that day. >> this proposal applies to companies with more than 15 workers and only when a worker is told to stay home. senators today will hear from labor and d.c. officials -- rather, cdc officials and from critics who say sick leave decisions are better left to businesses. >>> news 4 conducted our own unscientific experiment on how easily flu germs are spread. the rests will astound you and scare you and gross you out and also will increase your vigilance hopefully. we'll have that full report at 6:15 this morning. >> d.c. mayor adrian fenty is known for being physically active, but now some people are wondering if his workouts are an abuse of power. wtop caught this exclusive video of the mayor biking with trends along with a police escort. besides causing the occasional backups, the mayor's group also bike
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Nov 22, 2009 6:00am EST
into the big travel day wednesday. by and large, most of the united states will have relatively quiet weather as everybody gets ready to hit the roads and the skies for thanksgiving. high pressure is in charge of our weather for today. that's the reason for the nice weather. as it moves away, low pressure headed to the outer banks of north carolina. we end up east to northeasterly wind. that spells cloud cover around here. a chance of light rain showers especially the second half of monday, into early tuesday. for today, no problem. morning sunshine giving way to cloud cover late this afternoon but not bad. 60% chance of showery weather for tomorrow, especially monday afternoon, evening time frame. that will linger into early tuesday. getaway day looking quiet. scattered showers back to thursday and for friday. again, it's not going to be a driving rain. it's just going to be passing showers. so anything you need to do, i think you'll be able to get out and do it. >> very good. thank you very much, chuck. >>> well, the caps can't hold onto their lead and they lose it in overtime. find
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Nov 19, 2009 5:00am EST
this morning. secretary of state, hillary clinton, was there representing the united states. karzai won another term after his rival pulled out of the runoff citing voting irregular y >>> the president talked tough on iran. he said talks are under way with allies about sanctioctions agai iran, but did not give details. he is expected back tonight. >>> and gregory mowser of middletown kept his cat inside for nine years. and then he left it outside of a home that he was having built. a neighbor saw it and called animal control. they say they found the cat suffering from hypothermia and weighing 4 pounds. he received a sentence of a year in prison and has appealed. >>> breakfast lovers, listen up. a morning staple is off the store shelves for months now. hundreds of children sick with a new virus. it's very similar to the swine flu. >>> state police will be out in full force this morning. what they will be cracking down on during the rush hour commute. >>> the big change in the weather moved in overnight. your weather and traffic >>> foggy here in the nation's capital. 53 degrees here
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